3MBS has announced Mozart Marathon as the 2017 feature composer for its highly acclaimed annual music marathon.
Across six sessions in one day, artistic curator Chris Howlett will bring together 70 of Australia’s finest chamber and vocal musicians to perform 25 of Mozart’s greatest masterpieces.
Musicians include Sonya Lifschitz, Jenny Khafagi, Ian Munro, Zoe Knighton, Blair Harris, Emma O’Brien, Andrea Katz, Kristian Chong, Gintaute Gataveckaite, Chris Cartlidge, Chris Howlett,Sophie Rowell, Krishna Martin, Hoang Pham, Caroline Almonte, Timothy Young, Elyane Laussade, Alex Raineri, Stefan Cassomenos, Tristan Lee, Sutherland Trio, Firebird Trio, Arcadia Quintet, Jacqui Porter, Henry Choo, Leigh Harrold, William Hennessy, Rachael Tobin, Joseph Beckitt, Lloyd van’t Hoff, Matthew Kneale and Peter de Jager a handpicked choir, a chamber orchestra of Melbourne’s finest musicians led by Howard Penny, members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s Australian Octet.
According to Chris Howlett “this marathon will be a highlight on the 2017 Melbourne musical calendar and a unique opportunity to engage deeply with a musical genius”.
Mozart follows the immensely popular Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms marathons of previous years.
All musicians are donating their services to support Melbourne’s only fine music radio station. 3MBS is unique in its support of local musicians and broadcasts to a quarter of a million listeners every month.
The performances will take place across six sessions, with one-hour breaks for lunch and dinner and shorter breaks between sessions. Meal packs can be ordered with tickets, and free Sunday parking is available at the rear of the Hawthorn Arts Centre.